No, no, it's all right, I'm not going to say you're a pointy-headed gargoyle.
No, nor a bitter and twisted bungler, either.
And of course the last thing I'm going to call you is a thick-witted nincompoop. No, not by the rudest estimation could anyone think you were one of those.
Good heavens, no. There's always a friendly welcome here at The Word Den. I'm delighted to see you, and I hope you're in the very rudest of health, that your place of rest last night had nothing in common with a rude hovel, and that, wherever you were, you were coaxed gently into wakefulness by the muted singing of angels bearing nectar and ambrosia, and had therefore the opposite of a rude awakening.
The Word Den is honoured to see you.
We're absolutely overwhelmed with the privilege.
York Minster. Photo by SaraJB
Thing To Do Today. Or Possibly Not: be rude. This word comes from the Latin rudis, which means coarse or unformed.